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Part-Time Classroom Teacher, Family Leave Position - Wonthaggi... Harmers Haven VIC

2021-05-19 12:07:18
Part-Time Classroom Teacher, Family Leave Position - Wonthaggi... Harmers Haven VIC
Job Description

Job ID: 1225060


Wonthaggi Primary School

Department: Wonthaggi Primary School

Role Type: Primary Teacher

Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties

Full/Part Time


Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

Classification: Classroom Teacher

Apply By: 05/17/2021

Contact Name: Wendy Bradley

Phone: 03 5672 1600

School Website:

Location Profile

Wonthaggi Primary School has an enrolment of 410 students and is located in the coastal South Gippsland town of Wonthaggi, population 7000, which is a service centre for the surrounding rural areas.

Wonthaggi Primary School was established in 1911 to serve a coal mining community. The school consists of a red brick school building that incorporates classrooms, administration and an internal quadrangle, a brick Library, outdoor pool and change rooms and a weatherboard building with internal quadrangle, a large indoor sports facility /gymnasium and a new four classroom template building... (SLC).

Our school is recognised in the community as having a very caring, family atmosphere where parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in their children's education. Our learning environment is positive, safe, attractive and caring.

At Our School
• Students are encouraged to respect the rights of others and accept their own responsibilities.
• Students are encouraged to achieve their potential by recognising and rewarding their achievements and effort.
• We assist students to develop appropriate social skills, cooperation, responsibility, communication skills and independence.

Our curriculum programs focus on the positive interaction between staff and students, where all children feel they are valued as individuals. All children are given access to quality education and are encouraged to achieve their potential. Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum for all students through the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum.

These curriculum programs are supported through the provision of enrichment programs including: Bike Education, Camping, Inter/intra-school sport, Specialist Programs: PE/Health, Art & Craft, Music, Student Representative Council, Peer Mediation, Perceptual Motor Program, Water Safety & Swimming Program, cultural performances and performing arts.

The school is planned on four teams: Foundation, Junior (1 - 2), Middle (3 - 4) and Senior (5 - 6). All teachers are encouraged to plan cooperatively and to establish effective classroom management plans and teaching strategies, integrating subject areas where appropriate. Literacy & Maths initiatives, Professional Learning Teams based on the Patrick Griffin model, coaching, learning walks & teacher observation strategies are used to enhance curriculum program development and implementation. Wonthaggi Primary School is currently working with "Challenging Learning" to support and build teacher capacity and improving outcomes for all students

Wendy Bradley


Phone: 56721600

[email protected]

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 Classroom Teachers Will Be Expected To
• Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
• Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
• Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
• Supervise and train one or more student teachers
• Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1

The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.

The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricular activities.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:
• Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
• Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
• Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
• Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
• Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position
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